Yah-Leng Yu



Yah-Leng is the Founding Partner and Creative Director of Foreign Policy Design Group, a creative bureau based out of the tropical island of Singapore. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and the first woman representative from Singapore. She also co-created the official museum store Gallery & Co at the National Gallery Singapore. Yah-Leng was formally trained at the Art Institute of Boston before moving to New York City where her creative career blossomed. In 2007, she moved back to her hometown of Singapore where she co-founded Foreign Policy Design Group. Her works have been also recognized and honored by numerous awards, accolades and publications such as D&AD, ADC, TDC, Tokyo TDC etc. 


Yah-Leng is the current President of The Design Society Singapore and she had sat on the advisory board of the Temasek School of Design. She has also often been invited to speak and judge at design festivals, conferences, schools and communities. She has also created and launched community projects and events like The Swap Show, Design Pasar, Design Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Summer School. Yah-Leng has been on The Tatler 300 List by Singapore Tatler 2017 through 2020. This year she is also picked as Tatler's inaugural Asia's Most Influential. On the lighter note, she was also named Asia's Most Stylish in 2020 by Tatler magazine.







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